1. Soft and pure, the light that flows from candle flame,
Not too bright, but light enough to clearly see
He who comes to earth this night,
Clothed in meekness, hope, and light,
Savior of all fallen creatures He will be.
2. Soft and pure, the love that flows from Mary’s heart
For her newborn son come down from God above.
She who magnifies the Lord,
Faithful to His ev’ry word,
Showers her dear babe with tender mother’s love.
3. Soft and pure, the holy infant all adore.
Though the Son of God, He sleeps in arms obscure.
Miracle of hope and love,
Priceless gift from heav’n above,
Come at last to cleanse our hearts from sin and make them soft and pure.
© 2003 by Raymond D. Cook
This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.
Arrangement for choir available at www.lds.org/cm
Photo by Dynamic Graphics, Inc.; The Nativity © Staatliche Gallery, Dresden, Germany